Here is my issue today: we load some info from text files into a SQL Server table. The thing is that for a field I realized that the string value is a little bit weird.
When I query the table with a SQL Server client 2008 or previous, I got this result set:
Even if I try to run a query like this one below, the resultset is empty:
select REPLACE(LTRIM(RTRIM(cust_po)), ' ', ' ') from dbo.test_char where cust_po like '%076929%'
The weird thing is: with SQL Server 2016, just opening the table looks normal, although the query doesn’t return any results either:
Now, following a couple of instruction from @SolomonRutzky I have performed the query below to get a result in varbinary
the new result is : 0x300037003600390032003900BC05BC05BC05BC05BC05BC05BC05BC05BC05
how could get that as a varchar without the weird chars or space or wherever that is?